Seerah – 15 Torture to The Prophet and Abyssinia

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In this video, Shaykh Yasir continues the difficulties that were arising in the quest for Islam and how our Prophet ﷺ sought to make adjustments but never once thought of abandoning our Deen.

For the spread of Islam to the farthest extent possible, the Prophet ﷺ realised he needed a place to congregate with his supporters. So, how did he choose an appropriate place for this purpose and what was the wisdom behind the choice? Shaykh Yasir elaborates.

The next major incident was the first immigration to Abyssinia which is in Africa. When these tactics of torture and humiliation continued at the hands of the pagans, the Prophet ﷺ suggested to the Sahaba of migrating to Abyssinia. One has to imagine how difficult and utterly demotivating was the situation in Mecca for them to prefer going to Abyssinia over staying in Mecca. What were the wisdoms of choosing Abyssinia as the safety net? Listen intently and be mesmerised by the sheer intellect of our Prophet ﷺ.

When the Prophet ﷺ gave this command, 15 people migrated in total, 11 men and 4 women. Who were they and what criteria was to be met for the selected people to migrate?

Watch this episode of the Seerah for interesting details.

Episode Transcript

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim

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al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. He was early he was a woman.

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In our short class last Wednesday, we mentioned some of the tortures and some of the trials that the Sahaba had to undergo in the early mccunn phase and today inshallah inshallah, we will continue from where we left off. In our last class we mentioned the tortures of Bilal Amar yasir, sumiya, hobnail rot, and many of the other of the Sahaba, especially the Sahaba, who are not from the holidays from the Mojave, from the slave class, because of course, those Sahaba were not protected by the Society of Mecca. Now the question arises, what happened with the Prophet system himself? Did he undergo any physical torture, any physical pain and suffering? There's no question that he underwent a lot of

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emotional, a lot of smear campaigns. But how about physically? Well, physically, no doubt that the courage overall and the profit system as well were relatively protected. But this does not mean that nothing happened to them. This does not mean that they were completely immune. Rather, we have a number of incidents in which the Profit System was physically harmed. Eventually, of course, they talked about assassinating him and then they had multiple assassination attempts, culminating in the grand assassination attempt that took place the night before they hit it off, right. So

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even the Prophet system suffered physically and we have a number of incidents that have been narrated from this early period of time. Sometimes Allah subhana wa tada and his divine wisdom protected him. And sometimes for wisdom, Allah knows he was not protected. And this is for wisdom. Allah knows sometimes he is protected and sometimes he is not protected. So of the times that he was protected. There was a time when Abuja when Abuja Hall, was boasting to his peers to his colleagues in Polish, and Abuja health said to the people, that I swear by a lot and a loser, that if I see this man, again, one more time the Prophet system, I am going to put my foot on his neck, meaning

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when he's in such them, I'm going to put my foot on his neck, and I'm going to throw sand onto him. Because the Prophet system was one of the few people who would pray in front of the gather, most of the Muslims would not pray in front of the garbage. Most of the Muslims would pray privately in their homes, but the Prophet system was one of those few who would pray publicly in front of the Kaaba, and they got irritated at this and they said, Would you have said that the next time I see him I swear by a Latin and Rosa, that I am going to put my hand my foot on his neck, and the Prophet system came that day who narrated and he started praying. And when the Prophet system went into

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sajida, Abuja Hall came forward, trying to or attempting to put his foot on the neck of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, but before he got to him, the people around him saw that he turned backwards, he started walking backwards, and he started pushing with his hands away, and they couldn't see what was happening. And when he returned back, they said, What happened? What happened to your threat? Why did you walk away we saw you putting your hand out. And so a Buddha has said, that I saw between me and him a pit of fire, I saw between me and him a pit of fire, and there were wings hovering above that fire. When the Prophet system finished, he told the Muslims that this fire

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was brought by the angels the wings were those of the angels. And had he taken one step closer, the angels would have shred him

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to basically to bits and shreds they would have shredded him into bits. And because of this, Allah subhana wa tada revealed the conclusion of sort of

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the first five verses are the first verses of the Quran and then Allah revealed the rest of the verses Canada in the incentive the Yato Allah who sells in a in a lobby call Raja, are at lady unhappy then either solid This is a reference here. Have you seen the one who tries to stop the slave when he worships our ATIA? In Ghana? Allahu Allah taco right and cassava water wala meaning Abuja Hello, Adam yeah and mb anila Hi, Yara does he not know that Allah is watching him Calandra in let me enter he if he doesn't stop doing this. If he doesn't stop coming close. Kayla and Amanda. Hey lenez fan bin nasiha. We are going to grab him with strength from the nausea. This is the nasiha

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we're going to grab on

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to him. Now this is an expression in Arabic for those of you who are at have any interaction with camels on the farms, if you hold on to the for lack of a sheep or goat or cow you are holding the animal is in your control. Right. So this is a expression in Arabic, which means he will be in our control completely. Linux ramban nasiha. Now see it in caddy. But in heartier, this is a nasty, it's a head, it's a brain that is full of lies and it is a wrong brain. Heart, it's completely diluted, failure, their own idea, let him call whomever he wants. Nadia, this is an allusion to the Nadi of the kurush. What is the Nadia of the Orange is the Parliament of the Irish and he was sitting in

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denial of the Irish when he said this threat. When he said this threat he's sitting in the parliament in the Nadi. And he says to the people in this Nadi, what is the parliament the parliament is one area of the Kava one area of the atom. This was where they would sit down with Putin would have his high chair over there, that was the Nadi. And so Allah says, forget their own idea. Let him call these people that he's boasting to senators Zephaniah, we are going to call our helpers and that means the special angels called law tutor who don't worry about him. What do you do? You're such the walk Daddy, right. So if you understand the story, sooner comes completely into

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place here that the Profit System is doing such and he is praying and Abuja is trying to stop him. And this is why Allah subhana wa tada revealed in the Quran that our lady and her abdomen either Salah Candela tutor who was stood worked at him. All of this is a reference to Abuja. In this case, Abu Jamal was unsuccessful. Allah azza wa jal in the wisdom known to him wanted to protect the process from this time, it is also narrated, or weapon is obeyed, and obeyed. As we said many times, obeyed himself is not a Sahabi he was born right after the death of the prophet SAW Selim, his father is obeyed. And that is the cousin of the process of him and his mother is a smart Binti Abu

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Bakar. And that is a sister in law of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his aunt is an issue. And his older brother is our beloved disobeyed, he is the most famous stab buried in terms of lineage. Unfortunately, or Allah willed, He did not become a Sahabi because he was too young, his older brother by 30 years is the Lebanese obey, but he himself is much younger, and so he never met the Prophet so seldom. So Abdullah Abu Zubaydah asked Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah house, another famous Sahabi from Mecca. Tell me the worst thing that you saw happen to the Prophet sallallahu I think he was send them in Mecca. And this shows us I mean, this is a curiosity. Imagine if you had been of

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that generation, you too, would want to ask those who had witnessed right, what happened? Tell me. So he wanted to know what is the worst thing that you saw that the pagans are the most recorded to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Abdullah nambour narrates what he saw. And he says, once the Prophet system was praying next to the Kaaba, when, by a bit a bit more I rock by even a bit wild, he is one of those four or five who are considered to be the most dastardly, the most ignoble of the enemies of Islam. I have said multiple times that you can divide the enemies of Islam, the enemies of the process that I'm into two very general categories. Of course, there's a

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fine line, and it's sometimes difficult to play some people in the middle. But clearly there are two extremes amongst the opponents. There were those who were somewhat of a noble character. And they never stooped to low tactics, low tactics, meaning like this one, I'm going to step on his foot, I'm going to throw sand on him, or what might even be more equal is one of the the meanest characters worse than Abu Jamal in his.

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If you like ignitability, right, this is the really eropa is probably the worst, even worse than a Buddha had. That's the other extreme. The first extreme, people like Harley Davidson will either hop there, they're angry, they're nasty, but they're not. Maybe even nasty isn't a good word, their opponents but they don't get nasty. In other words, they're honorable opponents, their tactics are, they're gonna keep it above the belt, as we say. Right? Generally speaking, those who kept it a little bit noble, alive ventually guided them to Islam. greatest example of what Sophia

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greatest example, is highly dependent.

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Now these people

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they were not followers of Islam from the beginning, they were enemies and they did a lot of harm, but their harm was within the system as much as they could. Legally we're using their tongue. Sometimes they got physical but even that was not ignoble. They didn't torture innocent slaves like well may have been hunted it to be not right

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They didn't do that type of stuff. Whereas we had the other opposite category. And this category people like Abuja, people like to be more people like what do you do? Well, here are the famous poet, the most famous poet of Makkah, right that he ki wanted to keep his position. So he invents lies and he knows it's a lie. So, that category of people by and large, they were eliminated, and they were not guided to Islam. And so Roca is one of them. So, Abdullah, Abdullah Al said,

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that one day the Prophet system was praying in front of the Kaaba, one Earth, but even a bit more, he came from behind him.

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And he took off his job, his garment could have been like a type of shawl, and he threw it around his neck, the process of his neck and began to choke him, began to choke him. And the profitsystem was struggling with that choking, and the people did not intervene at all. Until finally Abu Bakar was told that your companion is being tortured. And so you rushed to the masjid. And he began beating up from behind now because now he's the process of being choked from behind, and so he attacked rock Oba and he said to him, attempt to lunala Julian and Yehuda robiola. Are you going to kill a person just because he said, he says, My Lord is God My Lord is Allah that's why you're going

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to kill him. And Allah subhana wa tada revealed verses in the Quran. And to this day tahunan Rogen and Jacobi loco, the joke

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is in there, this exact phrase of Abu Bakar, Allah quoted him in the Quran. And this verse is now a verse in the Quran, and Allah azza wa jal quotes aboubaker saying this in the Quran, and this shows us abubaker is not a regular Sahaba he is somebody whom Allah has explicitly mentioned is a Sahaba. Right, is the akula sahibi. he the only person who a lot of testifies is a Sahabi by name basically not bollywood, not by name, but by indirect name, right? When he says to his Sahabi to his companion, and a lot quotes abubaker in the Quran, and we said the only other Sahaba who has been quoted by name is who? Zaid, right? So these are the two Sahaba they're definitely at a different

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level than the other Sahaba. And so, in this time, Allah xojo will that abubaker save the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there are other examples of this nature where they physically harmed him. Sometimes the harm was not physical, but rather emotional. It wasn't that he was gonna die. Like this time they tried to kill him, but it was rather than it was emotional distress, or it was something that a matter of prestige and this is of the worst that has been narrated, in this case, in Massoud narrates and this version is in Bahati, and it is mentioned in many books of Hadith. avian Massoud narrates and even Massoud saw this as an eyewitness, and he could not do

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anything because even Massoud was of the slave class heaven. Mustard was not to hora, she had he done anything his life would have been taken immediately, and they had to leave it to the others to do so even Massoud said that once the Prophet system was praying again in front of the cab, look, they're usually attacking him in public in front of the cab, why? to drive the point to make the point to embarrass him to humiliate him. When Abuja had and a group of his a group of his ilk of his peers were sitting around around each other. And the day before a camel had just been sacrificed. camels are not sacrificed on a daily basis. once every few weeks somebody is going to sacrifice a

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camel. So a Buddha has said who amongst you will go to the carcass of that camel in the there was a dump area outside Makkah there's an area where you would throw your trash. So who will go to the the carcass of that camel and bring the end trail the intestine, the the guts that which nobody's going to eat has been thrown away, bring that and throw it on the back of the prophet of Mohammed, when he is praying to his Lord, who can do this. It's a challenge. It's a challenge that he's giving now who's gonna do this? And so the worst of them even Massoud says the worst of them broke but even a bit more I the one that we just mentioned. The worst of them stood up and he went now can you

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imagine this is a nobleman of Pradesh, right? Can you imagine it must have been wearing his fine clothes. He's he's considered to be of the leaders. He goes to a dead carcass and he puts his hand inside this filthy decomposing body and he carries with his own two hands and trills blood, this this disgusting, sticky substance. Can you imagine the hatred that is even more disgusting than the body? The hatred that it is it is hard for him to do this. And he comes from that yard from that lot. And he got walks all the way into the city. And the Prophet system is still praying because as we know the process of prayer was long is not like our prayer two minutes and we're over literally a

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few minutes.

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Some, some of his prayers would be to three hours, sometimes minimum will be 1015 minutes, right? This is the prayer of the process of him. So he waited for him to go into such that the process is unaware of what's happening behind him. And when he fell into sajida, then robot came and he dumped all of the stomach and the end trails and the interest in this big it's a camel, it's not a trivial animal, you know, and he dumped it all onto the head of the prophet SAW sent him while he is in such and all of it fell on to him. And, and it the weight of it was so heavy that he could not lift himself up. He could not lift himself up. Even Masood said, festival hacker calm, the people began

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to laugh so hard that some of them had to fall onto their sides. And others were hitting themselves you know, they do when they laugh, like this, and others were hitting themselves. And I was standing from a distance looking, but I had no way to help. I didn't have money, meaning there was nobody that would have supported me. I am in Missouri, these are Abuja had and whatnot have in most routers, like Bella and others that they would have instantaneously been killed because they don't have any honor. This is not their society, they are slaves in this society. And

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I was over those who were seeing him but I could not do anything. And the Profit System remained sajit remained in such that until some persons went to tell Fatima who at this time was probably eight, nine years old. When to tell Fatima that your father needs your help. Somebody with some mercy, we don't know his name whoever he we went to Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet system. And so Fatima was the Julia was a little girl. I've been through this thing. She was a little girl at the time. And she began crying and running towards the Prophet system and helped him get this dead animal off of his back. And the Prophet says some of them stood up, he managed to stand up and he

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turned and he faced them. And he raised his finger up to Allah subhana wa Tada. And when they saw him in this fashion, they became quiet. And he began making the law against them by name.

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A law firm it could be a be john Aloma, it could be Maurice Aloma, it could be and he mentioned every single one of them. And he mentioned each of them three times, until all of them had a deadly pale in their faces the blood drain from their face. And the people that are mentioned here, Abuja had been a sham. rootsweb Nairobi and shaver had been robbed via Walid bin arroba, who may have been harassed by even Abby morial even was rude said and there was a seventh and I forgot his name. Seven people were in this Nadi in this gathering. And then urban Mr. Rhodes said, so I swear by the one who sent Mohammed sauce on with the truth that I myself saw every one of these seven dead in the

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Battle of butter.

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The first engagement a lot took care of all of them. The first engagement that took place every one of these seven as I said the the enemies that didn't have any nobility they weren't there's no point Allah did not save them. They they don't have any good in them. This is not this is this shows you have no humility, no it completely callous your hearts are sealed. So every one of these seven women was rude said I swear by law I saw with my own eyes. Every one of these seven, I saw them dead in the Battle of butter. And I saw their bodies dragged into the well and thrown into the well of butter. And eventually of course the matter has got worse than this and talk began of assassination

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it is narrated and had been given is how that once the news spread that they had planned to assassinate the Prophet system. And a neighbor told Fatima that a lady neighbor told Fatima that, you know, they're talking about assassinating your father and Fatima ran home and told the process of them that they're planning to assassinate you. And the Prophet has some said, fear not Allah azza wa jal will take care of me. Bring me water. And so she brought him water he did will do he may drop to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he walked into the masjid. And this is towards the end of the the Macan era. So I'm making incidents together. This is not in the beginning towards the end of the

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Macan era, because the assassination talk only began in the eighth, ninth 10th year of the Dow, right. We're still technically we're still in the fourth fifth year, but I'm just giving you some examples. So they said we're going to assassinate him and they had their weapons prepared. So he did will do and he walked into the masjid. And they had their arms and they were ready to kill him, but not one of them could move they all became paralyzed. They could not stand up. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam took some sand and threw it at their faces while they're standing while they're sitting and looking at him. And they were completely paralyzed. And he said Shah till would

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you made these faces be cursed and

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In this rewire as well, the Sahabi says, Every one of these were of those who were killed in the Battle of battle. Every one of these were of those who were killed in the battle that battle. And there are many more incidents as well. Again, we cannot mention every one of them because there's too many. But the point I'm trying to stress the Prophet system himself was physically and emotionally tortured. Now the question arises, based on last week's halaqa, and this week's of all the torture, all the pain, all the suffering, a question should come to the mind of every one of us.

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We firmly believe that our Prophet Mohammed sysm is the best profit and all of the profits are great profits. We firmly believe that his followers were the best followers. We firmly believe that Allah loves the profits and loves the followers of the profits. So why then would they tested in this fashion and manner? What is the wisdom in such persecution in such hardship? What why not just protect the believers and give them immediate victory, and cause them to have the Medina and state in Mecca?

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Immediately let the people believe. And in fact, it's not just in our religion, even Jesus Christ, His followers were persecuted, and they suffered from the hands of the Romans, right? And the prophets before the Moses and the followers of Moses suffered at the hands of Pharaoh. Why did the prophets and their followers undergo so much suffering? When they err on the side of a law? They're on the sight of God? What is the purpose of the greatest men on Earth, being tortured, our Prophet mama system, there's a dead carcass being thrown on him. Why? In response to this, there are many reasons not just one, first and foremost, to remind them and through them to remind us that a lot

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did not create us to live a comfortable life in this world. There is a purpose for Allah creating us. And that purpose is the next world. Allah says that he is the one who has what are called motorworld, hayata, lianzhou, Akuma, ucommerce and Rama He has created life and death. Allah says Who are the other hacker abacha. Allah is the one who causes you to laugh, and causes you to cry. Every human being has good and bad things happen to him, every human being laughs in Christ. You have occasions where you're happy, you have occasions when you're sad, so Allah reminds them and through them a lot reminds us that you are not created to just live and live in this world, you have

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something greater and that is the next world and therefore of the wisdoms is to earn in whatever way possible. When I say earn here, of course, you don't earn paradise, but you earn Allah's mercy that will get you to paradise. You have to do something, to gain that mercy from Allah. Paradise is too precious to be earned by a lifetime of good. No matter what you do, it's too too much to be earned. But Allah will magnify the small that you do. And that will then give you a lot of blessings and that will then give you paradise. And so it is the wisdom of Allah to test mankind to see those who are pure and firmly believe in him and those who are worthy of being blessed in the era versus those

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who are not and those who are not worthy of those blessings. Allah subhana wa tada says,

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so that an uncut Buddha has given us a neutral konnyaku Amanda homelife ternoon did mankind think that they will be left without being tested? Without being tried? Verily we tested the people before them. And through these tests, Allah will show who are those who are true, and who are those who are hypocrites? Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah verse 214 huseby to enter the hotel jen netta lm lm la hora de Jasmine come

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to go methylene hollow macabre comm do you think you're going to enter agenda just like that? Um, as similar to enter the whole agenda? Do you think gender has begun to be given to you for free and Allah has yet to test you in another verse And Allah and Allah has told you what has happened to the people before you must set to one but Sam was born Barbara was Zuzu Hector Hola, Rasulullah Dena am Rama, Rama, Rama Hikari. They were shaken and they were afflicted with hardships and with poverty until they called out when will the help of a law calm. Verily the help of Allah is indeed close. And I already mentioned in last week's halaqa hubbub not

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the one whose slave owner that lady and Mara would take hot Iran from the coals from the furnace and use it to torture him on his back. She would literally take this furnace, this coal, the iron that was in the in the furnace and torture him with this one day he came to the Prophet system called

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bubbleman on this one. And he said Yasuda, La Ilaha Mehta, and for how long? For how long? Are we going to be like this? You're the prophet of a Lawrence, you know how long? For how long are we going to be tortured like this? Why don't you ask a law to help us against these people. And so the Prophet system was sitting against the cabinet with his back to the cabinet, he came forward to show the importance, he came forward to show the importance of what he's going to say. And he said, Indeed, the people before you, the people before you, they would be tortured worse than this. And they would have a comb of Ireland, one of them would have a comb of Ireland, that would strip his

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flesh off of his bones. And another would have a saw or a knife, cut himself in half, so that he would be completely cleaved. And still, that would not turn them away from the worship of Allah. Verily, I swear to you by the one who has sent me that Allah will perfect this religion, that you Tim and Allah who has a number, Allah will perfect this matter. Until you will see a day in which a lady Shepherd a shepherdess will take her flock from hydro mode to Santa, very faraway to small villages or cities in Yemen. Right? Forget mcca. From hadramaut to Santa, she's going to take a flock of sheep, and she will only be scared of a law and the wolf to eat her sheep. A Muslim lady

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will do this and she's not going to fear anything. Now, that's exactly what happened. And many times in history, the past the peace, the security and Muslim knows was so much and the person said, Allah is going to fulfill his promise what I can come home and decide you don't. But you are those who are being hasty. Notice. The Prophet system had full faith, this religion will succeed. But there's going to be trials in the beginning. And you guys are being hasty about this and subparallel these punishments that the processes described of Iran combs that are being cleaved in half. This is exactly what happened to the early Christians at the hands of the Romans. Right? The Romans were a

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pagan nation until Constantine converted, as you know, Constantine in three 321 or so he converted and and adopted Christianity until that time, Romans were a pagan nation, and they persecuted the Christians, the Emperor Nero burnt the Christians, he used the Christians as light bulbs. Literally, he doused them with petrol. And he used them as light bulbs in his city of Rome, they became the light bulbs for a few days, because he got irritated at them for some reason, they were persecuted much, very severely, in some cases worse than the early Muslims. And so the process of is saying there were Muslims before you because we believe these German Muslims at the time, they were Muslim

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before you who are persecuted worse than this, and they did not swerve away from the worship of Allah.

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Allah is going to give you victory, but you need to be patient. And therefore from this, we learned that this is of the wisdoms of why they have to undergo so much hardships, that the blessings of a law are earned through trial and struggle. They don't just come, you need to earn them through whatever tests come your way. For in number two, use run in NEMA and rescue Yusra, with difficulty will come the ease with the difficulty will come the ease for in illusory Yusra in the user, the user will come with the cursor, there must be the author the difficulty, and then there will be the is even the prophets of Allah are not handed the blessings on a silver platter. They need to

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struggle to earn it. They need to struggle to to show it. And in this is wisdom, because the later person could come and say, if they didn't undergo these struggles, suppose and we 1400 years later are undergoing struggles. Then we will say Subhanallah they didn't have any struggles. They're the prophet of God, they came and Allah gave them peace and security instantaneously.

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Because they suffered worse than us.

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Automatically, we realized they were better than us, this human nature. And this leads us to the last point of some of the blessings here, the companions, and even the prophet in his own way. They through these struggles clearly demonstrated their superiority over us.

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Without any question, they demonstrated it and I knew see it in their struggles. It's not just speech of Allah that Allah is pleased with them, they're pleased with him. It's not just the speech of the process of that my Sahaba are the best of all generations. You see it in what they do, and how they live their lives. And even amongst the Sahaba, not all of them are the same. Those who converted in Makkah have a higher degree than those who converted in Medina. Those who converted an early mcca have a higher degree than those who

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converted in late mcca was sabya una una manera mohajir. What unsought, the earliest? who converted sabich una when they have a degree higher of the Mahajan and then the answer. So Allah gave them preference depending on their level of Eman. And the last point is that weak so that we can have real examples shining lights of guidance such that when we face trial and tribulation, we can take comfort, we can find solace, we can find role models and Subhanallah there is no society that has undergone the type of persecution that the early Muslims of Mecca did. And therefore every persecution that takes place, we can find some type of comfort when we look at what happened to the

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early Sahaba.

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Moving on to the next point in this era,

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when the Sahaba reached around, we don't know the exact number but roughly a ballpark figure around 20 or 30. of the Sahaba were present. The Prophet system realized that he needed a place to congregate.

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Because there was they couldn't do so in Makkah in the in the Kaaba, because it was too public. A lot of Muslims were secret Muslims. They hadn't informed their relatives and friends of their Islam, especially some of the slaves who had converted, they hadn't told their masters. So they needed a place that they could congregate there was no mosque that they could pray and other than the Kaaba. The first mosque that was ever built in Islam was the masjid of Koba. Koba was the first Masjid ever built in Islam. There was no mustard before mustard haba the physical Masjid and that's what a lot calls it a world debating society taqwa, right a lot closer in the Koran, the first house of worship

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built upon taqwa meaning in Islam. So there was no Masjid in Makkah. The Kava at this time is a holy land, but there's idols around it, there's no sanctuary. So the Prophet system decided to choose the house of as you all know, an outcome even a better outcome. And his name is probably an asset of

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our commitment. In urban communities. His title is a common name, and outcome, a bit of an outcome. And so down outcome became the place where the Sahaba would meet. When did this happen? We don't have any year, but probably around, we would estimate around the middle of the third or the beginning of the fourth year. In other words, as soon as the Dow went public, within a few months after that, remember that that went public after three years, right? After three years, the Dow went public before three years, there is no public data. So we don't have people converting that much. After three years when the Dow becomes public, all of this persecution begins the profit system

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needs a place so he chooses the house of outcome. Now question, why the house of an outcome? What is the wisdom behind choosing the house of outcome? The books of zero do not mention this. So we need to study Who is this person that outcome where his house was, and then we try to derive some benefit and outcome. Point number one, he was from the nobleman of the kurush, but he was not from the tribe of Banu Hashim. He was from the tribe of Banu masoom. Who can tell me who is the most famous person from Bowden Muslim

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bonamassa. So by choosing somebody from the bernama zoom,

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automatically, nobody is going to suspect that a masumi is going to help a Hashimi because there's huge rivalry between them.

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Right so the Profit System is choosing somebody from the tribe from a tribe that is a rival tribe. Now Islam is more important to Muslims than Muslim and Hashem, right. But the journey the Arabs cannot look beyond their their their their, their tribal, their tribalism, their Jamelia. So the process that of number one, he chooses somebody from the Muslim,

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so it's not going to be suspicious. Number two,

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outcome was of the first people to accept Islam, they say he was of the first 10. So clearly, then he could be completely trusted, because this is a secret place and nobody's supposed to know about it. So you need somebody that you can trust your life with. And so he chooses somebody who is of the earliest converts, and they know him inside out. So he's of the first 10 converts to Islam.

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Number three, according to one report, autocom had inherited this property from his father. He was a young man, probably in his late teens, maybe even 1819 years old. And so once again, this is added to the disguise that you wouldn't expect an 18 year old kid to be such a brave, of course, 18 year old for them was a young man for us. They're considered kids still, but for that age, he was he was a young man, nobody would think that an 18 year old would risk everything to

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Help the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Point number four.

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According to another report, an outcome had not announced his Islam he had kept it secret. And so yet another added, if you like, a cover of secrecy that nobody would know that up and would be helping because they don't expect them to be Muslim. Point number five, the house of an outcome was located behind the mountain of Safa.

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Now, the mountain of suffer, you all know where it is? Is that in the center of MCC? Or is it outside of Makkah,

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the center of Mecca. So why would you want a secret meeting place in downtown?

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One would imagine you would want a secret meeting place on the outskirts where nobody would see you. Right? Why would you want a secret meeting place smack dab in the middle of downtown Mecca, which is behind mount Safa. Who can

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figure this one out?

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But there's another point

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close by to what?

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the Kaabah. So how will that help them?

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Okay, but there's still much more, that's true. But there's still a much more clearer point.

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They can monitor the auto kurush

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you're not going to be able to eavesdrop from inside the house. But maybe a point. Imagine if 40 people are walking towards a small house outside of Makkah.

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Traffic,

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traffic, everybody has to go to downtown, every day.

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Everybody has to go there every day. That's what you do in the afternoon, you, when you when all of the chores are done, you go and you sit in the Nadi around the cabin. That's what you do for socialization. So getting to that area, walking to and fro is the most natural thing in the world.

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And so, as Dr. Saab said, is basically right under their noses,

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that they're walking into a house that is smack in the middle of downtown, because it's a stone's throw away from the cab, you literally are attached to the basically the area of the house, right. And so right before the the harm that go into an alley, and there's the house right there. And so when they walk out, it's as if people are gonna think they're coming from the house, or they're walking, they're walking to the house. So it's a location or an area that it would be very easy to explain why you're going in that direction and coming back from that direction, and why there's so many people coming and going basically around the globe, because they would do that everyday anyway.

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And in fact, they would probably we don't know this for sure, but we could assume they would probably make sure they even went to the harem after they went out of the house and then come back so that they actually were physically in the home as well for a while. And so no suspicions are raised right. And there is no doubt as well. And this we can infer from the sources we don't again, we have to when it comes to the Cyril reports you need to be a little bit more analytical and think you cannot just just read it at a superficial level, there must have been a very common sense reason and that is his house must have been large as well. Right? Because we had at least at least 30

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people congregating in the house and 40 is a large number from a large number. So for 40 people to be in a room clearly means that the House of outcome was a relatively larger house as well. Okay. And it is and of course, the house of outcome. This is where our might have been yesterday accepted Islam This is worse for him. But Rumi accepted Islam. This is what accepted Islam. Remember the story of Mr. Malhotra we're gonna come to that next Wednesday, when when haba brought him when he was going to kill his sister. Fatima, right. And then he repented he changed his mind. And so when he made sure that he's sincere how Bob brought him to Arkham house, and he gave the code word

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because there was you needed a code word to get in. And he gave the code word and an outcome stared at him. Who have you brought here? How could you bring up I mean, have you lost your mind? Right? So he's bringing Omar to the house of an outcome. Right? And he's explained them No, there's a reason Let me speak to the Prophet system. And they bring Omar in and and he accepts system right. So all of this is happening in the house of an outcome. This is basically this the the the central station of where the profitsystem was, and when you look at the reasons why this house was chosen. Once again, you find a lot of wisdom.

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Then you find Clearly, the Profit System obviously was a highly into the most intelligent human being ever. He's not just choosing any Random House, there's reasons why even this house is being chosen. The next major incident that is narrated in the sealer

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is the first immigration to avicennia.

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The first immigration to Abyssinia

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when these tactics of open intimidation of humiliation of torture continued the profits of the law while he was setting them eventually suggested to the Sahaba that this land has become too constricted for you. Why don't you emigrate for those of you who want to, why don't you emigrate to the neighboring land of Abyssinia, for there is a Christian King there, who is a just King, and he shall allow you to worship without interfering in your worship. And this announcement was made in a job in the fifth year of the Dow. So the third year of the Dow where he goes public, less than a year and a half later. So you can imagine now, all of this torture we're talking about is happening

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in this year and a half. All of this hardship is happening in this year. Now, it gets so difficult, in Rajab of the fifth year of the dour, this is still six bH six before hijra, don't get confused. Don't think five? Ah, no, this is five after the hour, which is not anything in our calendars. We say six before hegira because we have or actually seven before hijra because the hitter is in the 12th 13th year of the dour, right you guys following this right? 13 years in MK go to be more precise, 12 years in some months and mcca. And so this is around seven bH you can say before the hijra, so in the 50 of the dollar in the month of Rajab, the profit system allows the Sahaba to

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emigrate to avicennia. Now, for most of us, dare I say all of us in this room, we will not understand

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what hardships this would mean, to emigrate to a new land, especially us here in America, we are so used to traveling from city to city and place to place most of us in this room. Most of us have lived in multiple cities in our lives. I myself have lived in four or five cities for years at times, and we're complete, it's natural to us, because the world has changed immensely from in this time. So we don't understand that. uprooting yourself from you know, and even 100 years ago, the bulk of mankind. I think that estimate I read somewhere was 90 something percent. They were they were born and they lived and they died within 20 miles of the radius of where they were born of

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their father's house. This is the bulk of mankind that that's just the way it is you take over what your father is doing and you live the local land and you and you go on and enjoy Haiti Makkah it was much more worse than this. You couldn't even immigrate to another city because as we said, the whole concept of tribalism, as a kurachi, you had to be linked to Makkah, that was your only way of survival. If you want to even for a for Medina, the people there are not of your tribe. And you are second third class, you don't have any Iza you can be plundered, raped, looted, anything could happen. Nobody's going to protect you. Because there is no government, there is no law, there is no

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society, there is no civilization. This is even within Arabia, imagine going to a foreign land.

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On top of that, you don't have bank transfers, you're not going to take your wealth and then you know, wire it to the different land. No, your property is your property. You can't sell it at market price because you're not telling anybody you're leaving. People are just going to take over and when they when they perform the actual history to Medina, the Sahaba suffered a huge financial loss. Even Sahaba, who were rich became poor in the migration, because they couldn't take their money with them. It's too dangerous to carry your your gold and silver with you. You cannot just carry it in a unarmed guard fleeing for your life and property from Makkah. And so when you're making hijra, what

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you're doing is you are entering into a strange world where you don't have honor, you don't have protection. You don't have a passport, basically. And you are at the mercy of those around you. To make matters worse, they are they have been told to go to a land where you're not even speaking Arabic where the people are not Arabs. It's a different culture to land in Africa and modern day Abyssinia habitat where the the culture the people everything is different. So this underscores how difficult maca would have been for them to prefer going to Abby senior over remaining in Makkah.

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And there

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For when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave this command

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15 people emigrated. 11 men and four women 11 men and four women. Amongst them the first to migrate was Earth man had been at Sun and Earth might have been I found was married to who was married to

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the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so the first couple to migrate words the Prophet system's own son in law and his daughter

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and he was followed by earthman even more Varun, another famous Sahabi and Abdul Rahman, even the famous Sahabi, whom we're all familiar with Zubaydah,

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Masada nomade, whose was the one who was made sure hidden bottle of water. This is almost like they've been remade. I will sell him and his wife only selama. Right. I will sell them I would be the first Sahabi to die and Abyssinia and masala would be left all alone without any support. She is cut off from her relatives in Makkah, and now her husband has died in a strange and foreign land. And she was under a lot of trauma. It was a complete stress for her that she is literally cut off. And so out of mercy to her the Profit System Center proposal to Amazon we're going to talk about that later on. So Miss Ella was actually proposed to because her husband had passed away in in

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Abyssinia, and a number of other Sahaba. So there was 11 men and four women. Now it is unclear whether they all of them secretly immigrated or was it known that they will immigrate some reports seem to indicate that they left secretly, and they made their way to Judah, which is now called Jeddah. They made their way to to the modern port of Jeddah. And then from Jeddah, they took a ship to Abu senior other reports seem to suggest that the news was spread amongst the orange. And

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if this is true, then there's nothing strange about that. Because imagine, at this point in time, the Quraysh are not expecting them to emigrate. And if the news has spread, that they're immigrating,

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because the courage have not,

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there's no reason why they would have stopped them at this stage. Later on, they will. But if the news was public, it's not it's not impossible. It could also be the case that it was made public. And there is one report in October on his margin, which is one of the books of Hadith that seems to suggest that the news was made public and it is an interesting story, because it involves a hot tub, and it shows the side of him that we're going to see later on. And it involves one of the couples emigrating there was only four couples right for women. So there was only four couples and the rest were all single males such as Earth minded and Maroon is not married. At this time. Most Island

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roommate was never married, he died a bachelor. So these were all unmarried men. So there were four couples, one of these couples. One of these couples was Ahmed Ebner, labia and his wife, Laila

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and his wife Layla. So in this book of Hadith marginata barani. It is narrated that Layla was made packing her bags for Abyssinia and loading the camel. So this clearly means that she's doing it in public, loading the camel and taking whatever she can to the port of Judah, and rumor of the hotbar passers by

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and sees that they're traveling you don't load a camel, you packing your bags and putting it. And so he asks, Where are you traveling to me, this is not the season of the letter Cheetah, it will say for who we're traveling is a big deal for them. It's not like I travel every week, somewhere every two weeks traveling is a very big deal for them. And where are you traveling to what is this traveling for? And you can imagine she's so irritated and so angry. She's leaving her homeland. And she you know, she's you know, packing always makes you irritated Anyway, you know, and so she just barks out at him in complete anger. This is all because of you.

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It's all because of you. And you're terrorizing us and your persecution of us. Just because we want to worship Allah, because of your persecution, we have to go somewhere else and find a land where we can worship Allah in. So she basically snapped at him

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instead of getting angry.

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Seem to for the first time she saw in his eyes, compassion. And he said to her, has the matter reached that level? Meaning I never thought it was that bad. We're just torturing but out on the streets. I never thought is that bad. You know, we killed our mother yesterday. So I never thought it was that bad. So he's not thinking like, has the matter reached that level?

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And then he said, may Allah be with you. Thanks to offer.

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And he walks on his way. So she's completely flabbergasted that she sees a site of Oman that they have never seen before. So when her husband comes home,

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she

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excitedly tells him guess what happened or what a hot dog came by. And, you know, he actually had some compassion. Her husband snorted in contempt. And he said, Do you really think that he's gonna be merciful to us and accept Islam? Will law he the donkeys of his father's house will embrace Islam before he does

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a model bait in a pub? Right? The donkeys of his father's house will embrace Islam before armodafinil called Bob does right now Subhana Allah, what happened? Within two years? Bob is a Muslim as of Allah what this shows us really is that arm would have been a hot topic as we all know this. He had an outer hardness but inside he was a very soft man. He had an outer

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strictness sternness. But even in this stage inside, and the same, we see it in his Fatima's incident, right, he raises his hand and he hits his own sister. As soon as she bleeds, what happens? We're gonna talk about this next week, I'm jumping the gun, but you understand, we all know the story, right? He has an inner softness in him that we expect from a good person and especially from one of the best Sahaba and it also shows that Indeed, Allah will guide whomever He wills needs the Sahaba never expected her to be a Muslim. And he The other is a phrase which she is forgiven for but he's so like, you really think this guy's gonna embrace Islam, you know, as we say, in English pigs

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will fly, you know, how will freeze over? You know, he just says this was like, Come on, get real. But Allah knows. So this also shows us that we should never ever condemn people to help. We should never do we don't take the it's not our job. You know, we leave it to Allah, Allah knows who he will be guided, Allah knows. And so on. masella married first person is in body or Masada said, so began to live in a good land with good neighbors, and we were safe with regards to our religion and did not fear any persecution. Now, number of points here. Notice that the immigrants all of them look at the names that I mentioned, or it might have been I found or if mine had been moved, the rune

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Messiah would be Romain zuba. Not Zubaydah. But Abu Salah after 100 now, in fact, what I want me as he did migrate, what's common about all of them?

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They're all currencies.

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They're all currencies.

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They're all high status people, right? Why couldn't the low status immigrate?

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slaves?

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They were slaves.

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And they would

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use of it.

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Okay, okay.

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Why were all of these from the nobleman of the kurush because the slaves didn't have the political luxury to emigrate, right. And this really shows us an interesting point. Some handle if you think about it, the people who needed to immigrate the most couldn't do

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without could not immigrate.

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kamar could not immigrate, even Massoud could not immigrate. hubub, could not immigrate. Right. And the ones who were the most elite, personality been I found I mean, he was he was the one they sent her they be because they know the courage loved him so much. They wouldn't dare hurt him. Right? Remember, they be 10 years later. This is Earth man, they know that he is the most noble amongst them even almost sesiapa suit of law. Yeah, and uh, you know, me, Earth man has a better position than with them. Right? So the elite of the chorus who are Muslim emigrate. And this shows us that it's parallel. I mean, the fact of the matter is that

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a person does have to take care of himself. And if these people even though they're not as persecuted as the rest, but they have an opportunity to have less persecution, they should take avail themselves to the opportunity, right. There's no point in them remaining and being persecuted. Just because there are other people who are being persecuted worse than them. You guys, following this point here, there's an element of even the dominant legal and physical Take care of yourselves. And there's nothing and Islamic about that, that our profit system is telling those who have the political capability, go ahead and emigrate, right? Even though there were people who needed to

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emigrate worse than them, but what are you going to do? So you make the best of a bad situation. And this is an Arabic We call it the maxim. I'm always scared using the word hide, because you know, Volos guide of course means the legal maximum rule right?

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That's why those guys called it a Florida because it's the base right? But if we use the word Florida all the time, the funny joke is that

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when you teach the kids the Quran, what is the book that they use?

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It's like so there's a joke that if somebody sent an email that I need to teach my kid, the guy that right, and so it was intercepted by the FBI, because the huge issue is like, you're gonna teach your kids

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know, the new Iranian guy does the

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olive but we're teaching them the alphabet. So the point being that there is a maximum and fit that says that you basically have to choose a half full bottle of wine, or the lesser of the two evils, you always have to go with the lesser of the two evils. You can't save everybody you can't, does that mean that all of them suffer? No, well, those who can go can go let them go and let them have a better life over there. This also shows and this is a very important point. This also shows that

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not all of the lands of the non Muslims are the same.

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Some of the lands of the non Muslims are peaceful, who can live there and worship Allah and others are hostile. Macca and Abby senior, were not the same Lance.

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Abyssinia was the land they could immigrate to and live in peacefully. Makkah was not. And this is a very important point that we especially need to extrapolate from in our times, that not all of the lands are the same. There are lands where freedoms are guaranteed, and there are lands where people are persecuted. And so in our religion, we have the clear cut political notion that there are certain lands you are allowed to live in and you should live in what is the condition, you have the freedom to worship Allah there. And if we have that freedom, then we remain law abiding citizens of that land.

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And this is I have talked about this in many lectures, the the model of the Abyssinian Muslims, is a model that we here in America can benefit from, I'm not saying it's exactly the same, there's nothing, no two things are exactly the same. But I'm saying overall, there is a model. And that model is what you live as a minority in a majority non Muslim land, and you obey the laws of the land.

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And you understand that you are citizens, you are under the government of that land. And you don't intend to overthrow the Constitution of the the the the government, the Muslims or be senior, we're not plotting and planning to overthrow the new joshy or the right. And they were not even allowed to do this. They were entering on a visa, basically the equivalent of a visa. And that visa allowed them to live and worship and participate in the community without any problems. And therefore, this is a model that we here in America can basically emulate. A lot of the extremists are on the vibe of basically you cannot live in America. It is how long to live in America. That is their opinion.

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And response. We say the Muslims were living in Amazonia. And their goal in Abyssinia was nothing other than the freedom to worship Allah. Correct. Right. They had no political ambitions, none.

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And they remained there for more than a decade. And this is interesting. The Muslims in our senior way after Medina was founded, in fact, not just more than naked, they remained there for 14 years. For 14 years, seven years after the hijra, the Muslims were still a novice in here. It was only after the Battle of haber that the Prophet system sent them a letter to Jaffa Jaffa did not participate in button and record why because he wasn't there. Jaffa was in Abyssinia

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taking care of the Muslims over there only after the Battle of Hebrew, and that's in the seventh year of the Hydra. Did the Prophet system send them a letter and tell them to come back?

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And this shows that there was a community of believers. Even when there was a doubt of Islam in Medina, there was a community of believers living in Abyssinia even when there is a fully functioning doubt on Islam. How about when there is no doubt Islam in our time, and there is no hidden from our times? How could it possibly be wrong to live in a land where we have the freedom to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in also notice another point here a very interesting point.

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The Profit System described in a joshy of course his name.

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Joshua is not his name. Natasha is his title, just like we say the Caesar

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Caesar is not the name of one Emperor it is this title, just like we say the King of England. It's the king the Caesar.

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The the the emperor of Persia is called hospital. The the emperor of

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Abyssinia was called the joshy, or the negus in English. And then a Joshua his name actually was asked Roma, the actual name of his was asked Roma, then a joshy was a Christian King. And the Prophet system said, This is interesting. He is a just King. Why is he a just King, because he does not persecute his subjects, and he does not interfere in their religion.

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Notice,

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allowing people the freedom to worship is considered to be

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a just kingdom. Now, there are some narrow minded Muslims amongst us who think that an Islamic State is one and a utopic. Islamic state would be one in which all freedoms are banned of religion, you have to be a Muslim. And if you're not Muslim, then you have a million in one restrictions on you. Our Prophet system is praising a Christian King, calling him adjust King. Why? Because you have the freedom to worship.

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Now, is it possible that a Christian can be praised for this freedom? And yet our shady AI tells us that we shouldn't have this freedom? Think about I'm just asking you to think about it. Is it possible that a Christian King can be praised that he is a just king, he has american idol? Why? Because he's not going to persecute you for your faith.

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The government, the government, the Islamic government does not have the right to ban other religions

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retirement ideal Islamic government if it even existed, which, of course it doesn't exist exist, or I'm talking about this utopian government that some of our more narrow minded, overzealous youngsters especially daydream about. It's It's It's not a real vision. And historically speaking, we have always had non Muslim minorities living in Muslim law as always, if that were not the case, 10% of Egypt is still Coptic, Christian 10%. I mean, you think that for 14 centuries, they have this freedom,

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and it is an Islamic to infringe on those freedoms. Now, no doubt that the laws were slightly different. There's no question about that. But in essence, the government cannot ban a religion.

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It cannot and scholars have different does this apply only to

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Judaism and Christianity or other religions as well? And the correct opinion it applies to any religion. What is the evidence for this? When the Muslims conquered Persia, the process of them only said Jews and Christians it's true. He said that when the Muslims conquered Persia, the Persians were of what religion? Zoroastrians, Parsis, Zoroastrians Medusa, right. And so they they by unanimous consensus, and the Jews are fire worshippers they are not alakija right? by unanimous consensus, the Muslims accepted them as basically similar to Nikita. Right, and therefore the correct opinion and ignore me I mentioned this is that this applies to any religion, even paganism

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that and this is of course the Muslims of India, the morals of India, they follow this position, right? That even if you're a pagan, doesn't matter, you we're not gonna we're not going to ban the religion no doubt there are different laws. nobody's saying that, you know, you cannot proselytize clearly, yes, we that is you cannot proselytize your faith. But you cannot ban the religion you have the right to worship in your centers of worship, and do in your localities as you please. And this is something that the Islamic Sharia guarantees and this shows us that the perception that many non Muslims have of our religion, and even some of our overzealous Muslim Brothers, this is an incorrect

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perception. The fact of the matter is, we are guaranteed the freedom to practice our faith, whatever that faith might be in an Islamic State. And the last point that will mention

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the wisdoms of why Abyssinia was chosen where he mentioned the number one wisdom and the process that I mentioned it the number one wisdom suggests kink allows you the freedom of worship. Number two,

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Abby's senior was familiar to the parish and to the Muslims. Because Abby's senior, they had some trade agreements, they would go and buy and purchase there. And so they had some type of contact. It's not as if he said go to China. They have some type of contact. Number three, it's easy passage.

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You go to Judo, which is literally a two day day and a half walk not too far right? And then in the relative scale of things as neighbors

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Cities right? And then from Judah, you take the ship to our senior and that ship is 567 hours again. So basically within two days you could be in Abu sin, it's a very short distance, it's not far away distance is much closer than even Yemen or Rome or any other places are very close place. Number four, that they are Christians, they're not pagans and Christians are very close to us. In fact, Allah says in the Quran, less than a shed the nurse yada what led to armano who shed the nasty I don't know why they are who they were led in a shampoo, wallet, he then Aqaba whom you're going to find the closest of the people more what the 10 love to the Muslims, right? The ones who have the

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most love for the Muslims in Aladdin Apollo in na nosara those who say we are the Christians, the followers of Jesus Christ, right. And so generally speaking, Christians have been more tolerant and open minded than many of the other religions. And that is why this king of Abyssinia, it is also said, By the way, this is a we're never gonna find out for sure. But there is a theory there that this king

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he followed a version of Christianity, that was not the common version of Christianity. pause here for a second.

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When Christians is a very interesting tangent, but we don't have time only have three minutes left. So I'm going to really summarize this. When Jesus Christ was raised up, we don't believe he died as Thunder crosses, you know, when he was raised up, his followers and the people around him were immersed in a huge confusion. What happened to him? Where is he? And within a generation, the question became, who is he? What was he?

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And so one group and these were the real disciples of Jesus Christ, like Barnabas and others. They believed as we believe that Jesus Christ was a prophet and Messiah, that he was a noble person that he obeyed the law. He was a follower of the of the law of Moosa, another person came along by the name of Paul, as you know, and Paul had never met Jesus Christ. And he was he pretends he claims to have met and we think this is a lie, but he says he met him. And Paul begins teaching a version of Christianity, which is a completely different version, that you have to believe in the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And most importantly, you have to believe that Jesus Christ came to

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abrogate the law.

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You don't have to follow the law. That's why the Christians don't have a shediac. They don't have a law. The Jews do have the hydrophone and the kosher. They circumcised themselves, right, the Christians for them these days, these version of Christians, they have no they have no law, even though Jesus Christ never ate pork and Jesus Christ was circumcised and Jesus Christ lived the life of a Jew. But modern day Christians ignore this. And they say, well, Paul says that he has basically abrogated the law. And this controversy continued. for 300 years.

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We never had any equivalent in our religion of who is God, because the question is, who is God? Is Jesus Christ God or not? Is Jesus Christ, the Son of God or not? How many gods are there? Some early Christians believe it or not said there are two Gods Believe it or not, there are clear questions as to sometimes there are three Some said there's one, these are major questions. And there was a lot of controversy. One group of Christians remained firm, modern day scholars call them Jewish Christians, or Messianic Jews, that they considered Jesus Christ to be the Messiah, which is what we believe, right? And these were the real Muslims. One group of Christians were the Pauline

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Christians. And they said, Jesus Christ is a son of God. And he abrogated the law. And eventually, Paul never preached to Trinity. By the way, eventually, the Trinity was added to this belief that there's three Gods there are three that ruled in heaven, right? You'll never find this anywhere in the Old Testament. Again, even in the New Testament, with a lot of difficulty you find some references to this concept, you'll never find it in the words of Jesus Christ, to make a long story short, so Constantine, the Emperor comes along, and this is in 321. He embraces Christianity, right. And Constantine makes a huge council called the Council of Nicea. And he invites all the bishops of

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the Christian world, the first time ever, that all the bishops come together, and you have opposing factions, some who say there's one god some who say, there's three, some will say, is the Son of God, some who say this, and Constantine basically makes a decree. And that is called the creed, the Nicene Creed. And this creed, the Nicene Creed says there are three that rule in heaven, but these three are not three, but they are one, God. And there are three essences of the same being three

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of the same being basically, I'm not a Christian theologians. I don't want to go too deep into this, but basically three equals one in a very simplistic manner, right. This is the Nicene Creed. Now, the main opponent of the Nicene Creed at the meeting was a man by the name of areas

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And after this meeting, Constantine says he has to be executed, because obviously he doesn't agree with this areas did not agree with the Trinity areas was the main opponent of the Nicene Creed areas fled for his life and he fled down south. What is down south? Some? Well, this is now the theory. This is the theory now. And Allah knows that he fled down.

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And

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the Nicene Creed spread to the official Roman Empire, and every single version of Christianity afterwards. There's three main branches in our times, Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox, right. And then there are the modern ones, the Seventh Day Adventists and the Mormons and but the three classical branches, Catholics, Protestant, orthodox, they all go back to the Nicene Creed. Those that are pre Nicene Creed have all disappeared. There's not a single branch of Christianity that is existent in our times. That was of the original pre Nicene Creed Christianity's right. But it is legend that some small versions of it survived in pockets. This legend I believe it and you should

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believe it, because it's mentioned and Hadeeth. were mentioned some of these headings remember sentiment in Farsi? Remember some other Farsi? What was his story? What did his priest tell him? I don't know of anybody left upon my religion except that guy go to him remember that story? Right? And then he goes, then he goes until finally when he means the last one. What does that guy say? I don't know, anybody left upon our version of Christianity didn't say that. Right. And that version of Christianity was true Islam. And therefore there is a theory that I'll show Mana joshy was influenced by areas his group, and therefore when Islam came to him, that's why instantaneously,

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what did he say? What did what did the joshu say? This comes from the same well as Jesus Christ came from. Right, he instantaneously recognized it. And this is the theory that because areas his influence was in that part of Africa, we know this for a fact. Perhaps some of those influences remained, and therefore, no joshy was influenced by that final point in the Joshua's grave is a well known grave in adversity. It's still known to this day where it was, and sadly some people have taken as a shrine, but it's a well known grave and I know a number of people that have been there and seen the grave of Natasha Sharla next Wednesday, we have a very, very interesting, Hadar where

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we will talk about the quote unquote, Satanic Verses, and what are the Satanic Verses? And so that is a shallow, very interesting Holocaust. So make sure you come prepared with paper and pen because that's going to be very academic as well. Unfortunately, we don't have time for q&a